bale sling

noun

Definition of bale sling

: a length of rope with its ends spliced together that is used as a loading sling by being passed under an object (such as a bale or barrel) so that its two loops meet on top with one being drawn under the other and placed over the hook of a hoisting block

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“Bale sling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bale%20sling. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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